Eric Rogers was an excellent physics teacher, with a worldwide reputation for the passion, profundity, and quirkiness of his thinking. Written by a distinguished international group of contributors, Wonder and Delight honors his memory by collecting together writings about science education that have lasting relevance and on subjects about which Eric Rogers cared deeply.
Table of Contents
Part I Essays in science education: Short cut to the future (G Marx). A vulgar science curriculum (J Ogborn). Teaching about the nature of science through history (J Solomon). Children learning science (J Bliss). Humane and helpful assessment (P Black). Examining Inquiring Minds? (T Ryu). Experimenting with experimental physics teaching (A French). Demonstration in teaching and popularising physics (C Taylor). Modelling clay for computers (J Ogborn). Early astronomy and physics education (M Ebison). Nuclear literacy (E Toth). Part II Eric Rogers and physics education: Examinations: powerful agents for good or ill in teaching (E Rogers). Address to International Commission for Physics Education Conference Edinburgh 29 July-6 August 1975 (E Rogers). Eric Rogers and the Nuffield Physics Project (J L Lewis). The kinetic theory of gases (T Hickson). Apparatus for the inquiring mind (J Jardine). 'Shredders' (N Joel). Imagine: Eric Rogers and the National Curriculum (B Chapman). Trials teacher (B Jennison). Part III Remembering Eric Rogers: Eric Rogers 1902-1990 (K Fuller). Remembering Eric Rogers (A French). Eric Rogers in Denmark (P Thomsen). Eric Rogers: a personal memory (G Jones). Eric Rogers in Brazil (S de Souza Barros et al). Three Medal Citations. The Equivalence Principle Demonstrated (E Rogers and I B Cohen). Eric Rogers gets the last word - The demon theory of friction.
"At close quarters, the subtitle looks more daunting, but don't be discouraged. This is a book for the serious reader or just for dipping into; but beware, spending a few minutes can lead to hours. I was given a draft copy for my 'summer holiday reading;' it is the only book that has held my attention for the whole of a long flight."
-Susan Ross, Physics Education, Vol. 29, No. 1, Jan 1994
"Anyone with an interest in teaching science at any level but especially those teaching physics in schools will find much thought-provoking material in here. In short: highly recommended."
-Dr. J.A. Leake, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 36, No. 4, July/August 1995